Packer and Azure

I needed to build some Virtual Machine images (using packer) for work the other day. I already have a configuration setup for packer (but for AWS) and when trying to add in support for an ‘azure-arm‘ builder, I kept getting the following error message in my web browser as I attempted to authenticate packer with… Continue reading Packer and Azure

Postfix – qshape

Somehow I’ve only just found out about ‘qshape’. It’s a nice little tool to help show what’s going on, on a postfix based mail server. You can summarise by sender (-s) and choose the queue …. which is a bit easier than trying to spot patterns in the ‘mailq’ output.

john the ripper on crypt passwords out of postfixadmin

This might help my future self : SELECT username, password into outfile ‘/tmp/passwords.txt’ fields terminated by ‘:’ optionally enclosed by ” lines terminated by ‘\n’ from mailbox where mailbox.active = 1; and then : john /tmp/passwords.txt …. e.g. root@mail:~# john /tmp/passwords.txt Created directory: /root/.john Loaded 2327 password hashes with 2326 different salts (md5crypt [MD5 32/64… Continue reading john the ripper on crypt passwords out of postfixadmin

Arduino lights etc.

One day I’ll give up on the illusion that I actually might post something useful here. Thanks to MonkeySailor. over Christmas I did had an Arduino and some lights. But there are loads of tutorials for it (like: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-LED-Strip-Holiday-Lighting/ ) , so there’s no point in me trying to document it. Perhaps it’s time for… Continue reading Arduino lights etc.